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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE

September 14, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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OMAHA — A former doctor found guilty of what prosecutors described as the revenge killing of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school where he once worked is facing life in prison or the death penalty. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words, more photos, after 1:30 p.m. hearing.


AUDITOR REPORT-SPORTS BAR — Nebraska’s state auditor has acknowledged the accuracy of a newspaper report that he sometimes spends more of his Lincoln workday at a sports bar than at his Capitol office. SENT: 360 words.

DEAF TRUCKER-LAWSUIT — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused an Omaha-based trucking company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for not hiring a Texas driver because he is deaf. SENT: 280 words.


APARTMENT KIDNAPPING-ASSAULTS — A Nebraska man has been imprisoned for holding several people at gunpoint and beating some of them inside a western Iowa apartment.

POT SEIZED-NORTH PLATTE — A California woman accused of having marijuana for sale has been fined in western Nebraska.

BIG STINK — A Nebraska renewable energy plant has been accused of several violations of its permit to discharge sewage into a regional wastewater treatment plant.

BASEBALL LEAGUE EMBEZZLEMENT — A western Nebraska woman has been accused of stealing around $39,000 from a baseball league.



LINCOLN — The circumstances for Nebraska are far from ideal as it eyes its first road game under new coach Scott Frost next week at Michigan. The Cornhuskers went late into this week not knowing the status of true freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez, making their Saturday game against Troy a little trickier. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 730 words, photos.


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